Following the 41st Annual General Meeting held on 30th September 2017, APSN elected Mr Tan Cheen Chong as the new President to lead the Board in carrying out the fiduciary duties and good governance of APSN as an Institute of Public Character. He will continue the new strategic directions set by the Board in 2016 in leading and advocating for inclusion especially for the special needs community as well as engaging and supporting the close to 5000 adults with special needs who had benefitted from the APSN schools and centre in the last 41 years. The Association will also be exploring new potential job pathways for the special needs community and enhancing the special education curriculum and take on research work to better serve persons with special needs.
Mr Tan takes over the reins from Mr Victor Tay who had served as the Association’s President for the past year. Mr Tay has been serving in APSN since 2009. The Board thanks Mr Tay for his 8 years of contributions and wishes him all the best in his future endeavours.
Taking the helm, Mr Tan is a technoprenuer with more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry and has worked in tech companies such as Microsoft, IBM, Novell and WordPerfect. He is currently the founder of a technology marketing company and is also a certified Mindfulness teacher, actively teaching mindfulness to both children and adults. He was previously the Chairperson for both the Infocomm Committee and the Community and Industry Partnerships Committee. Mr Tan will be assisted by newly-appointed Vice Presidents Ms Seet Chor Hoon and Mrs Ruby Cheah. We also have on board Mr Royce Seah as the newly-appointed Honorary Treasurer and Mr Gwee Sze Chuan as the Honorary Secretary.
President – Mr Tan Cheen Chong
Vice President – Ms Seet Chor Hoon
Vice President – Mrs Ruby Cheah
Hon Treasurer – Mr Royce Seah
Hon Secretary – Mr Gwee Sze Chuan
Ms Molly Ang, Mr Bill Bowman, Mr Chan Chee Keong, Mr Lee Chuan Bee, Mr Leonard Lim, Mr James Ng and Mr Arun Poojari
The President, Board and Management of APSN, look forward to your continued support and collaborations for the years ahead. Thank you.